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President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 1, 2006

President's Statement on Northern Ireland Agreement

The United States welcomes the recent progress made by the Northern Ireland parties and the British and Irish Governments to implement the agreement reached at St. Andrews, and I recognize the leadership shown by the political party leaders. The United States fully supports the agreed way forward for Northern Ireland: a power-sharing government by the end of March next year, based on support for the rule of law and policing.

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